It first started in Tunisia, then in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and now in Sudan. These are major democratic and economic changes, a new political phenomenon short of Western governments influence and away from ballot boxes yet far more democratically effective. Egypt, specifically share a lot with Tanzania. The president with massive power over almost everything - appointment of all senior central and local government officials, appointment of Judges, control over the Parliament (powers to disolve the Parliament!), and lifetime impunity. Corruption, inflation, widening income gap amongst citizens, failure of social services. But Tanzania is far more poorer than Egypt. Gross corruption right from the state house down to ten-cell leader, more than 90% of Egyptions have access to electricity compared to 10% of Tanzanians, Egypt commands its own economy but Tanzanian's economy is largely commanded by foreigners, some social services such as education and health are much better in Egypt than in Tanzania. Roads infrustructure is better and far more advanced than in Tanzania. The political opposition in Tanzania is weak and divided just as Egypt's. Ballot box has proved to be a tool to perpetuate domination of the dictatorship and oppressive regime in Tanzania as in North African countries. Yet the people in North Africa decided, and their decision is final, clear and loud. In Tanzania, all forms of civil society movements are silent, a few glued to their computers - chating over issues in North Africa! Chadema is an official major opposition party in Tanzania. I believe Chadema has its foreign policy. I also believe, as a major official oppositon party in Tanzania, would have a position or rather opinion regarding events in North Africa. Today is the 13th Day of peaceful demonstrations in Egypt. Can someone help me if he/she ever read a statement from Chadema in regard to events in North Africa? If Chadema has not issued any statement until today, can we trust them with foreign policy and relations on international matters of significant association and impact with the feelings of Tanzanians?